Eric mentioned the DC pen show in today's podcast. It piqued my curiosity and brought of up a few questions.
For those of you who attend pen shows, what do you most look forward to?
Do you like hearing the speakers?
Do you go to touch the pens?
Are there great deals at shows that you can't get online?
Do you go to meet other fountain pen geeks (or Fountain Pen Geeks).
My interest in fountain pens came too late to attend the local (well, sort of) pen show, but from what I've read I can expect it to roll back around during Presidents Weekend in 2013. That gives me about 8 months to learn about pens, study market prices and get an idea of what I want to look for in that one special pen, the one I want to bond with for life.
In the meantime, I plan to empty the change out of my purse weekly and, now and then, toss an extra $1, $5 into my change jar to help offset the purchase of the lifetime pen--nothing really expensive, just something a little flashier than my Lami Safari and Hero 616.